Scam alert: Email delivering shared “folder” includes phishing link

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 September 2020 14:35:58 AEST

Don't be too quick to click everything that appears in your inbox. A new email claiming to share a new “folder” has been identified as a phishing scam by MailGuard and has been successfully blocked.

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Thinking of adopting a Zero Trust approach to security for your business? Read this first.

Posted by Craig McDonald on 17 September 2020 09:10:14 AEST

Suzanne Collins, author of the famous trilogy, The Hunger Games, once wrote: “For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first.”  

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Don't click: Phishing email claiming you have “pending messages” leads to fake Microsoft Outlook-branded login page

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 09 September 2020 21:08:29 AEST

Email users are advised to be wary of a phishing email masquerading as a “pending message notification”.

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Alert: Phishing email sent via compromised account exploits Microsoft branding to trick users

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 September 2020 19:11:05 AEST

Microsoft is once again the subject of a phishing email scam.

MailGuard intercepted a malicious email in the form of a file-sharing notification from an account that appears to be compromised. The email body contains the Microsoft logo, and invites recipients to review the document via a button.

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Phishing email asks users to upgrade mailbox; uses LinkedIn redirect to avoid detection

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 September 2020 16:38:48 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email purporting to be a notification from users’ “email account team”.

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Email scam spoofs Adobe Document Cloud to harvest user credentials

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 04 September 2020 12:14:24 AEST

Email users should be wary of emails landing in their inbox from Adobe Document Cloud, which may in fact be the latest scam spoofing the software in an attempt to harvest sensitive user data. Sent from ‘Document via Adobe Acrobat’ the emails mimic an actual Adobe email, telling the recipient that they have ‘a pending document’ which they are ‘required to access before the expiry date.’ It continues by informing recipients that ‘It’s mandatory you follow the below button.’

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Beware: Zoom-themed phishing email scam intercepted

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 03 September 2020 21:02:28 AEST

Video conferencing platform Zoom continues to be popular among cybercriminals looking to trick email users.

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The cyber silver lining following a year we would rather forget

Posted by Craig McDonald on 27 August 2020 11:48:55 AEST

In a year we would all rather forget; an unfortunate side effect has been a rise in ransomware incidents and opportunistic cyber-attacks. Our current situation has been unexpectedly thrust upon us, forcing a rapid change to our ways of working, and a more vulnerable remote workforce. One positive that’s close to my own heart though, is a growing awareness of cybercrime, and a shared responsibility across the entire organisation from the Board and the CEO, through to the front line, to boost cyber resilience.

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Cybercriminals continue using compromised Dropbox accounts to send scam emails

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 26 August 2020 22:08:25 AEST

 
In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, file sharing platforms like Dropbox are as popular as ever among employees working remotely. It should come as no surprise that Dropbox continues to be a favourite among cybercriminals.

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Phishing email scam claims your Zoom “meeting attendees are waiting”

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 24 August 2020 16:58:41 AEST

With more businesses implementing remote working policies for their employees in light of the COVID-19 crisis, the usage of popular videoconferencing apps like Zoom is rising – and cybercriminals are using this spike to their advantage.

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Navigating the ransomware payout dilemma: Garmin’s story  

Posted by Craig McDonald on 21 August 2020 12:42:49 AEST

If your company has been hit by a ransomware attack, would you pay the ransom?  

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Scams Awareness Week 2020: Let’s think smarter and safer about the data we’re sharing

Posted by Craig McDonald on 21 August 2020 12:41:54 AEST

This week marks Scams Awareness Week, an annual national public awareness campaign by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) dedicated to reducing the impact of cyber scams in Australia. This year, the campaign aims to shine a light on the dangers of threat-based impersonation scams and to empower people to protect their personal and financial information.

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Scams Awareness Week 2020: Remote access scams & identity theft

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 21 August 2020 09:11:45 AEST

As part of this year’s Scams Awareness Week, MailGuard has partnered with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to help shine a spotlight on identity theft and scams. This year’s theme is “Be yourself. Don’t let a scammer be you.”

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Scams Awareness Week 2020: Staying protected from Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 20 August 2020 13:18:22 AEST

As part of this year’s Scams Awareness Week, MailGuard has partnered with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to help shine a spotlight on identity theft and scams. This year’s theme is “Be yourself. Don’t let a scammer be you.”

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Scams Awareness Week 2020: Social Media & Identity Theft

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 19 August 2020 12:38:47 AEST

As part of this year’s Scams Awareness Week, MailGuard has partnered with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to help shine a spotlight on identity theft and scams. This year’s theme is “Be yourself. Don’t let a scammer be you.”

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